Saturday, November 10, 2012

Patio privacy screen/trellis progress

Dear friends,

To follow up on the last post, here's the finished trellis. 

Concrete blocks hold the upright posts without digging.  We did add a piece of rebar inside the block and the post is set into concrete inside the hole.
We were able to build this without buying much at all----a section of  grid reinforcement wire, a few concrete blocks.  The wood was recycled from the greenhouse we tore down.  We sandwiched two 2x4's together to make a more-or-less 4x4' post.  The concrete patio was the greenhouse floor.

You can't see them very well in the photos, but I bought three wooden finials, painted them the green color of the garage door, and screwed them into the tops of the poles.  Just a little decorative doo-dah!

Two light fixtures will go on the wall where you can see the two dots, and a freestanding pergola will be built over it all eventually.  Once the vines I planted grow up and over the trellis, it will be a nice private sitting space.

Happy trails from Texas!

bobbi c.


Ory said...

Just came across your blog today. Thank you for all you do to keep us educated and inspired.

God bless,


Bobbi Chukran, Visual & Literary Artist said...

You're welcome, Ory! I certainly enjoy gardening.